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Public Land Survey Marks
Description:
Waymark all Public Land Survey System (PLSS) marks used to define property and public land divisions throughout the world.
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Waymark all Public Land Survey System (PLSS) marks used to define property and public land divisions throughout the world.

There is a new tool for Google Earth for mapping out the PLSS here is the link

PLSS in Google Earth

These are comprised of private survey marks, local government survey marks, boundary poles, private property lines, cairns, rock paint marks, notched boulders, and many more. They can commonly be found defining townships, subdivisions of townships, park boundaries, federal property boundaries, etc.

This category can also include boundary marks and survey marks accomplished by private survey companies used in redefining property lines and construction projects.

If you find a USGS benchmark, then please file it in the US Benchmarks category or other appropriate benchmark category.

More information of survey marks can be found at: PLSS in Wikipedia

Here are pictures and diagrams of what some of these marks look like:

The above plaque is for townshipping. This metal map is divided into 6x6, 1 mile squares; thus the 36 sections of a township. The nail or remaining hole shows you where you are in the township. There is almost always a stone monument near this:

Above is one of the PLSS monuments. In some cases benchmarks have been or are being placed at these stone monuments.

The smallest the plaques will be divided is a 1/16 corner; that is 1/16 of a 1 mile section; or 40 acre corners which equals .250 miles. Private surveyors usually make the smaller ones.

Next to this monument is usually a bearing tree and witness tree (or two witness trees), or even a sign. Scars on the trees will indicate bearing. Here is a witness post:

Here are diagrams of scared trees:

 

There are also several different ways corner marks are represented. These can be chiseled rocks, painted marks, ribbons, wooden posts, cairns, and more:

 

Instructions for Posting a Public Land Survey Marks Waymark:
Post a close up picture of the survey mark. Also post at least one picture of the area giving reference to where the mark is in the immediate area. No GPS photos in the waymark description/photos. Please provide detailed information regarding its location and any specifics of the land it is defining.
Instructions for Visiting a Waymark in this Category:
Please submit a photo(s) taken by you of your visit to the location (non-copyrighted photos only). GPS photos are also accepted with the location in the background, and old vacation photos are accepted. If you are not able to provide a photo, then please describe your visit or give a story about the visit. If you have additional information about the survey mark which is not listed in the waymark description, please notify the waymark owner to have it added, and please post the information in your visit log.
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PLSS center quarter corner remonumented by B. Rogers in 1974, then moved by him to correct location in 1977; Land Corner Record No. T15S R10E C-07

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location: Oregon

date approved: 8/20/2017

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PLSS sixteenth corner remonumented by USDA-Forest Service, Fred Ast in 1986; Land Corner Record No. T15S R10E C-08

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location: Oregon

date approved: 8/19/2017

last visited: never

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PLSS quarter corner set at its proportional position by Fred Ast in 1993; Land Corner Record No. T15S R10E C-09

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Cooke17513

location: Oregon

date approved: 8/19/2017

last visited: never

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PLSS sixteenth corner remonumented by USDA-Forest Service, Fred Ast in 1986; Land Corner Record No. T15S R10E B-06

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Cooke17513

location: Oregon

date approved: 8/19/2017

last visited: never

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PLSS sixty-fourth corner remonumented by USDA-Forest Service, Fred Ast in 1986; Land Corner Record No. T15S R10E B-05a

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Cooke17513

location: Oregon

date approved: 8/19/2017

last visited: never

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Parish boundary marker, alongside Castle Place, Nottingham.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member SMacB

location: East Midlands, United Kingdom

date approved: 7/25/2017

last visited: never

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Parish boundary marker, alongside Castle Road, Nottingham.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member SMacB

location: East Midlands, United Kingdom

date approved: 7/25/2017

last visited: never

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An old boundary post incorporated into the Millennium site on The Green, Thringstone.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member SMacB

location: East Midlands, United Kingdom

date approved: 6/10/2017

last visited: never

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This 1/4 section corner is located close to Highway 139 in Lassen County.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member thebeav69

location: California

date approved: 5/28/2017

last visited: never

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PLSS sixty-fourth corner remonumented by Fred Ast in 1986; Land Corner Record No. T15S R10E A-05a

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Cooke17513

location: Oregon

date approved: 5/25/2017

last visited: never

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PLSS section corner remonumented by Century West Resources Corporation, James E. Bussard in 1971; Land Corner Record No. T14S R10E Z-05

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location: Oregon

date approved: 5/25/2017

last visited: never

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PLSS sixteenth corner set by Century West Resources Corporation, James E. Bussard in 1971;

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Cooke17513

location: Oregon

date approved: 5/24/2017

last visited: never

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PLSS sixteenth corner set by Century West Resources Corporation, James E. Bussard in 1971;

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Cooke17513

location: Oregon

date approved: 5/24/2017

last visited: never

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PLSS center quarter corner set by Century West Resources Corporation, James E. Bussard in 1971; Land Corner Record No. T14S R10E X-03

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location: Oregon

date approved: 5/24/2017

last visited: never

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PLSS sixteenth corner set by Century West Resources Corporation, James E. Bussard in 1971; Land Corner Record No. T14S R10E X-04

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location: Oregon

date approved: 5/23/2017

last visited: never

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PLSS quarter corner set by George Cook in 1969; Land Corner Record No. T14S R10E V-03

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location: Oregon

date approved: 5/22/2017

last visited: never

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PLSS sixteenth corner set by George Cook in 1969; Land Corner Record No. T14S R10E T-04

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location: Oregon

date approved: 5/22/2017

last visited: never

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PLSS sixteenth corner set by George Cook in 1969; Land Corner Record No. T14S R10E V-04

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location: Oregon

date approved: 5/22/2017

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PLSS quarter corner remonumented by Ralph P. Thompson in 1968; Land Corner Record No. T14S R10E T-09

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location: Oregon

date approved: 5/21/2017

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PLSS sixteenth corner set by Green Empire Inc., William Lyche in 1970; Land Corner Record No. T14S R10E U-09

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location: Oregon

date approved: 5/21/2017

last visited: never

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PLSS quarter corner set by Ralph P. Thompson in 1968; Land Corner Record No. T14S R10E V-07

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location: Oregon

date approved: 5/20/2017

last visited: never

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PLSS sixteenth corner set by Ralph P. Thompson in 1968; Land Corner Record No. T14S R10E U-07

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location: Oregon

date approved: 5/20/2017

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This section corner is located just off Lookout Rd in Modoc County.

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location: California

date approved: 5/14/2017

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PLSS center quarter corner set by Ralph P. Thompson in 1968; Land Corner Record No. T14S R10E T-07

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Cooke17513

location: Oregon

date approved: 5/14/2017

last visited: never

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PLSS sixteenth corner set by Ralph P. Thompson in 1968; Land Corner Record No. T14S R10E T-08

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Cooke17513

location: Oregon

date approved: 5/14/2017

last visited: never

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